click Path access control

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in click (affected version unknown). This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality of the file of the component Path Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 01/12/2016. The weakness was disclosed 02/13/2017 (oss-sec). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2015-8768 since 01/12/2016. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068. Responsible for the vulnerability is the following code:

if data_name != "." and not data_name.startswith("./"):

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 398 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.



CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.5

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.3
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NVD Base Score: 9.8
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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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OpenVAS ID: 54464
OpenVAS Name: Ubuntu Update for click USN-2771-1
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Threat Intelligenceinfo

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Recommended: no mitigation known
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01/12/2016 🔍
01/12/2016 +0 days 🔍
02/13/2017 +398 days 🔍
02/13/2017 +0 days 🔍
02/14/2017 +1 days 🔍
02/22/2017 +8 days 🔍
11/14/2022 +2091 days 🔍


Advisory: usn-2771-1
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-8768 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 96386 - Click CVE-2015-8768 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2015-8768 - Click - Privilege Escalation Issue


Created: 02/14/2017 09:03 AM
Updated: 11/14/2022 08:16 AM
Changes: 02/14/2017 09:03 AM (61), 09/01/2020 06:16 PM (6), 11/14/2022 08:13 AM (2), 11/14/2022 08:16 AM (1)
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